Treat Mom to these Tasty Crepes | BALLOONS ABOVE THE VALLEY - Hot Air Balloon Napa Valley

What if you popped into the kitchen and whipped up these tasty crepes for mom?  Perhaps mom, with her feet propped up reading a magazine, thinks to herself “Gee, I did raise them right.”?  Wouldn’t that be cool?  Try this fancy yet straightforward recipe and watch mom glow.

TOTAL TIME: 45 min (PREP: 20 min + COOK: 25 min)

SERVINGS: 4-6

CREPES – GATHER THESE INGREDIENTS

  • 3 cups sliced strawberries (about 1.5 pints)
  • ½ cup sugar + 1 tablespoon (divided)
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 eggs

LIME CREAM FILLING – GATHER THESE INGREDIENTS

  • 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest

WHAT TO DO

  • Toss strawberries with ½ cup sugar and set aside. In a medium bowl, mix flour, 1 tablespoon sugar, baking powder and salt.  Stir in milk, butter, lime zest, lime juice and eggs.  Beat together with a whisk or hand beater until smooth.
  • Lightly grease 6-8 inch skillet with butter and heat over medium until butter bubbles (take care not to overheat and burn butter). Pour ¼ cup crepe batter into skillet and rotate to create a thin layer of batter covering the entire bottom of skillet.  Cook until lightly golden brown.  Using a wide spatula, turn and cook the other side.  Crepes can be stacked on waxed or parchment paper; cool.
  • Make Lime Cream Filling: Beat heavy whipping cream in a small, chilled bowl with an electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form; set aside.
  • Beat cream cheese in medium bowl on high speed until fluffy; gradually add sugar and lime zest. Gently fold in whipped cream.
  • Assemble crepes. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of cream filling down center of crepe; fold sides over filling.  Top with strawberries and any remaining lime zest.